Technology News Archive - October 01, 2012

Semiconductors Made Of Graphene

Researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) have developed a thinner, more flexible, less expensive type of semiconductor that uses graphene instead of silicon.

Google Does A Little Spring Cleaning

Services that allowed publishers to place ads on RSS feeds, award badges to those who read multiple news articles about their favorite topics, and allowed search engine users to upload alternate background images, are being phased out as part of what Google refers to as their "spring cleaning."

Oracle Unveils New Exadata Database Machines

During the opening of Oracle’s Open World conference last night, Larry Ellison introduced a new version of their Exadata database machine, completely packed with memory, as well as a glimpse into Oracle’s database version 12c.

Gmail And Google Search Open Again In Iran

Iran has now removed the blocks on Gmail, giving Iranians access to their web-based email for the first time in a week.

WiMAX Public Beta Available Now Via FreedomPop

This week FreedomPop CEO Stephen Stokols told The Verge, “We’re really trying to deliver a free internet experience, as frictionless as possible.”

Verizon Won't Charge For iPhone 5 Data Leaks

Amongst criticisms against the battery and their new Maps app, users of Apple’s iPhone 5 have yet another issue to contend with: Data leaks.

Bees Inspire New Artificial Intelligence Project

The robot take over is nigh. Robotic scientists, it seems, are hell bent on creating autonomous, animalistic robots.

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Google Surpasses Microsoft

First it was Apple, now it’s Google who has surpassed Microsoft’s market value as they hit $249.5 billion today.

Half Of Americans Own Smartphones

If you're reading this news story on a smartphone or tablet, you're probably not the only one. As many as 45% of American adults own a smartphone, and many of those American adults use those smartphones or other devices to read and take part in news.

Word of the Day
  • Emitting flashes of light; glittering.
The word 'coruscant' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to flash' or 'to sparkle'.